Oh, this was not easy! I thought I was decent when it came to reading books, especially since I’ve been doing that since I was little. I thought, I might have developed some good habits along the way!
I was wrong.
It literally took me over 2 hours to come up with FOUR good reading habits. So that’s what we are going with today.
Thank you, Meghan for tagging me! This post really helped me realized that I need to develop some more reading habits. 😀
1 – List some of your good reading habits.
2 – Tag the person who tagged you.
3 – Pingback to the original post by Ally Writes Things.
4 – Nominate some of your blogging friends.
1 – CONTENT > COVER
Who doesn’t like beautiful covers?? Especially those we can feature on our bookstagram! I love them, and if I’d had an unlimited budget to spend on books, I’d buy every single beautiful book out there. But for now (as I’m working on that unlimited budget), I have to choose my books wisely.
This is funny, because just last week I talked about 10 Gorgeous Books on my Shelves! 😀 However, those are probably the ONLY gorgeous books I own. And it doesn’t really bother me. When buying books, I always take my time to select the books I’m the most excited about, and rarely buy the new releases, as I prefer to wait 6 months – 1 year for that mass-market paperback to be released that costs half a price of the newly released hardcover.
The only book I purchased because of the cover was «The Bear and the Nightingale» by Katherine Arden. I received the ARC via NetGalley and fell in love with Vasya and the story. So I decided that I need to have my own physical copy of the book and later the entire trilogy, with those beautiful dust jackets. ❤
2 – NO! TO DUPLICATES
I just don’t like to have multiple copies of the same book. It’s alright if it was gifted, but then I’d probably pass it on to someone else. But I’d never spend money on the book I already own.
The only exception to this rule are the Illustrated Editions of Harry Potter.
3 – I’M A VERY “NEAT” READER
There are a lot of things I DON’T do to my books:
- dog earing pages;
- folding pages;
- cracking spines;
- annotating in books or any sort of writing / drawing in books;
- reading with dust jackets on, etc.
4 – READ ONE BOOK AT A TIME
I don’t even know anymore if I can still be proud of having my focus on one book at a time, because last weekend I’ve started reading FIVE books. It’s this weird reading mood, when I can’t choose what I want to read, and don’t really feel connected to the book I pick up.